So what if it’s only November… the holidays are coming up and we have to plan ahead. Are you stressing about what to get someone in your family? Or maybe are you constantly getting phone calls from your children for one of your classic recipes they want to recreate?
Grandparents have a role in the lives of their grandchildren, but what exactly is that role? Let your adult children take the lead and discuss your expectations with them.
Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role — not always appreciated by society — is vitally important in shaping a grandchild’s life. At the end of the day, you and the parents want what’s best for the child. But, as you may discover you don’t always share the same ideology, and you must take a step back and understand that you’ve entered their world, sometimes feeling like a foreign ambassador. And, what you may really need is a handbook for diplomacy!
Ok grandparents… this is it! You’ve been waiting for something that is so special for your grandchild just in time for the holidays, and we got it right here for you. Oh, and did we mention Club Eimmie is perfect for birthdays or just any special day?
No matter what age you are, Halloween is super fun to celebrate. There’s so much more to Halloween than just trick-or-treating! Make Halloween special for your family this year by creating some fun new traditions that adults and kids will love. Here are five Halloween activities for everyone to enjoy!
Grandparentslink sat down with grandmas and their grandchildren, and here’s a few examples of what went on. Unedited and totally honest, these kids share their insight. This is such a kick! Hold on to your hats… we have lots more videos.
Is there a grandchild’s birthday you are thinking about? Or, maybe with the holidays right around the corner; grandparents really do want to give the gift that just screams: ‘this came from my grandma and pop pop’ !
Look no further, we love the idea of Club Eimmie – the gift that keeps giving all year round,
Club Eimmie is a subscription service that automatically delivers a new adventure to your grandchild’s doorstep every month. Each month they will receive a themed outfit for an “18-inch doll,” like an American Girl doll, unique accessories, exclusive email content including Eimmie adventure stories, and a postcard they’ll enjoy coloring — they can even send it to you!
Fall is such an exciting season with the weather getting cooler and the leaves turning beautiful colors. There are so many fun fall activities to do with kids so take a look at this list of over 100 fun and kid friendly ideas for making the most of fall!
My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We’ve decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight, just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like “But I can’t!” and “It won’t be like it was before!” I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following:
Finding time to make the kids’ breakfast – not to mention getting them to eat it – can be a struggle. Hey, don’t worry grandparents, the good news is that you don’t have to prepare a 6-course meal, nor act like a short order cook! To get those kids going, you just need to make sure they get foods that will provide a dose of energy and at least a few essential nutrients. Here are some suggestions to give them what they need. No time to linger: Breakfast in seconds
Most parents and grandparents can agree that it’s a good idea to set aside technology-free family time. But, at the same time, it’s also helpful to remember all the ways technology can bring families closer. Young people, in particular, filter much of their experiences through their phones, so turning phones off for extended periods of time may actually cause them to feel less connected.
Here are a few ways technology can enhance family togetherness. Whenever possible, use the simplest apps, so as many people as possible can participate.